Gone are those days where we required to travel abroad to experience the thrill of an amusement park. All that adrenaline rush is right here in United Arab Emirates, in the form of killer theme parks which guarantee to thrill you throughout. So ditch that prosaic life and say yes to adventures because life is like a roller coaster, it might be scary but in the end you want to do it again!
The tale of amusement parks in UAE has been old. For some of us, it’s since the year we were born, 1996. Yes, this year witnessed the opening of the first amusement park of UAE, The Wonderland Theme and Water Park. Ever since 1996, with big ambitions and expertise to make the wildest fantasies into reality, UAE has become an adventure playground of the world.
Let’s see the journey of UAE, from a mere small theme park to $1billion theme park that is said to be the world’s largest indoor theme park. Find below the list of amusement parks, that will leave your mind astonished.
Built in 1999, but still considered the best waterpark in UAE with the highest water slide in the world. It is designed like an Arabian Oasis with characteristics of Arabian folklore.
Indoor theme park for suitable for children that includes facilities for art and craft, camel riding, heritage and culture, lego, skateboarding and so much more.
From the past 15 years, Global Village has been providing cultural entertainment and a worldwide shopping experience that gets the entire world closer to your feet with pavilions of different countries. With restaurants and a great shopping experience, Global Village is celebrated like a festival in UAE.
4. SKI DUBAI
Middle East’s first indoor ski resort, is a unique mountain themed attraction that offers the visitors to experience snow in the desert. With real penguins, bars and restaurants to eat within the resort, visitors gain once-in-a-life kind of an experience.
Get your adrenaline pumped up with breathtaking rides and slides and get a close time with sharks or just kick back and relax on the pristine private beach. Located in Atlantis the Palm, Aquaventure has been winning hearts of locals and the visitors.
It is an Atlantis themed aquarium with underwater halls that will help you discover the Atlantis Myth and its marine life. Find the ancient ruins of the lost city of Atlantis beneath the sea.
Located at the Dubai Mall, Sega Republic is a high adrenaline indoor theme park which has five themed zones entertaining all age groups.
Fly like a bird at one of the most spectacular drop zones in the world, Skydive Dubai, that is UAE’s leading diving company. Step out of the plane and gush into the winds with a lifetime experience and the maximum thrill anyone could ever have.
9. YAS ISLAND
Located in Abu Dhabi, Yas Island is a premier leisure destination that has a variety of outstanding attractions, accommodations and entertainment. Yas Isalnd is also known as the island of adventure in Abu Dhabi. Swim in the turquoise waters, dance at a concert or try the water slides or race around the formula one circuit. Experience the island of packages.
Roller coasters?? Who doesn’t like them. They’re actually the only rides that scare us but lure us to do them again. Ferrari world is actually home to the world’s fastest roller coaster. Apart from roller coaster rides, there are separate activities and rides for kids and families. Visitors can also enjoy a miniature of tiny Ferraris and a virtual tour of the Ferrari factory.
Middle East’s first manmade whitewater rafting, kayaking and surfing experience. Located at the base of the mountain peak of Jabal Hafeet in Al Ain, Wadi Adventure is a top attraction for all the adrenaline junkies.
12. MATTELL PLAYTOWN
An indoor educational play area for kids, which has five different themed zones each of which focus on different social skills and educational elements through artistic play. Mattell Playtown is formely based on super popular TV characters like Bob the Builder etc.
With more than 20 rides and 4 main attractions, IMG Worlds of Adventure is the largest temperature controlled indoor themed entertainment of the world. The attractions of the park are based on themes of Cartoon Network characters, Marvel Super Heroes and Dinosaurs. Additionally, the park is home to extravagant dining options, with a variety of themed retailed stores and a cinema.
14. LEGO LAND DUBAI
With over 40 Lego themed rides and shows, Lego Land is a perfect day out for families and kids between the ages of 2–12 years.
15. HUB ZERO
One of a kind gaming destination featuring rides, games, attractions that may cater to your fantasies for actions or sports games that are said to give thrilling and innovative gaming experiences.
16. MOTIONGATE DUBAI
Tag lined as the Hollywood in the Desert, Motiongate offers its visitors a total of 27 rides and 13 attractions based on Hollywood films like DreamWorks Animation, Sony’s Columbia Pictures, Lionsgate and The Smurfs.
Bollywood Parks and Resorts is the first park of its kind in the world. It consists of 5 fascinating zones that you can experience which are inspired by the greatest Bollywood blockbusters. The main attraction is The Hall of Heroes that features rides dedicated to the famous heroes of Bollywood. It also as a Cinema Circle for kids which has a stage to the best Children’s songs of Bollywood.
18. SIX FLAGS DUBAI
It is upcoming theme park of Dubai, which is going to be based on the popular American Six Flags theme, and will also feature roller coasters for the thrill seekers.
19. WARNER BROS
Based around Warner Bros Cartoon franchise, the theme park will include rides that are based around the Warner Bros characters including the famous Bugs Bunny and Scooby Doo. The park is set to open in 2018.
The attractions of the park will be based on Fox Shows such as The Simpsons, Ice Age, Titanic, Night at the Museum and Planet of the Apes. The completion of the project is said to be done in 2018.
For over a decade, UAE has developed into a global tourism hub for visitors all around the world. They are usually attracted by the Emirate’s offerings of beaches, hotels and luxury. However, UAE is known to be the country of continuously evolving, having yet again reaching the point of the next transformation. UAE is now focusing on becoming a world-class leisure and entertainment hub that can rival cities like Orlando also. Sooner or later, UAE will be known as a perfect example of; theme parks, beaches, resorts, nature and cultural activities.